Major Projects

In 2016, SEMMARIS undertook over 156 construction and electrical maintenance operations across the various sectors of the market in 2016, representing a budget of 28 million euros. Various new constructions and renovations have been undertaken at the Market and will become operational in Q1 of 2017. These include maintenance operations that now combine an aesthetic approach to the Market with operational modernisation as part of a policy that will be implemented over the course of the Rungis 2025 Plan.

Key figures 2016

28 Millions

of investments in 2016


new parking spaces


kilometers of fibre optic



The façades of buildings E4 and E5 have been renovated on Rue de Lille and Rue de Strasbourg with a view to ensuring that they are in keeping with Avenue de Flandre and Avenue de Normandie. Furthermore, the central aisle of E4 has been taken out, freeing up nearly 1,000m2 of additional trading space that means that sales activity now faces outwards, as is the case with the new F5C building. Conversely, the central aisle of E5 is in the process of being renovated to create an attractive shopping mall. The cost of all of this work to ensure consistency within the dairy and delicatessen sector exceeded three million euros.

Other efforts to enhance the appearance of the market have included the redevelopment of the external areas leading to the entrance to the administration tower to provide disabled access that complies with the regulations in force. Greenery has also been incorporated and the car parks renovated, along with the communal areas and exteriors of the PRI office buildings, at a cost of nearly two million euros.

The landscaping of Avenue de Flandre and Avenue de Normandie has also now been completed, with the creation of 145 parking spaces, the installation of public toilets and a central pedestrian walkway for safety.

Eighteen 30-40-year-old tall-stemmed trees with 90cm trunks have been planted and a series of LED cylindrical-conical lighting columns installed to illuminate small squares that could be used to host events.

A new exit road has been mapped out at Porte de Thiais, with landscaping incorporating plants and rocks based on a dry riverbed theme. A roundabout has also been constructed here, all at a cost of nearly one million euros. Last but not least, two large wooden sculptures have been erected on two of the main roads through the Market.



Various projects undertaken in 2015 were completed in 2016, including the development of two units housing the restaurants for the new Pavillon Bio (Organic Pavilion). Also noteworthy is the 1,500m2 extension of the Metzger premises, enabling it to now accommodate a meat preparation machine. Building C1 has been partially renovated to accommodate the transfer of the APHUMR, with the creation of special access routes and an ambient lighting mesh to showcase the plant-based products on display.

Grands Projets 1

At a cost of 2.7 million euros, the former poultry pavilion (V1G) has been demolished to make way for the building that will one day house the pork section, with work set to begin in 2017. The former buildings EOa and EOc have been knocked down to temporarily free up a hundred or so spaces for heavy goods and utility vehicles. At the same time, the 1,800m2 COJ building has been erected on the ring road, over the course of eight months and at a cost of 2.8 million euros, to provide a cross-docking warehouse for Delifresh. Last but not least, the construction of the 2,500m2 EOG building, costing 3.3 million euros, has begun and is scheduled to be delivered in 2017 to two customers operating in the catering delivery and curing sectors.

Grands Projets 3

Benoît Juster – Major Project Manager



SEMMARIS has renovated the waterproofing of the roofs and terraces of buildings D4, E4 and D7 as part of its building maintenance programme and a roof has been installed above the sales aisle of building V1T to optimise the circulation of the cold air. Furthermore, a comprehensive diagnosis of the site’s various highway structures (bridges, tunnels, walls, etc.) was performed, resulting in the implementation of an initial maintenance phase to be continued in 2017.

With regard to fire safety, two kilometres of buried pipes have been installed to extend the sprinkler system to the horticulture and decoration area, and over 500 linear metres of heating system have been renovated, along with over 200 metres of water distribution system, as part of efforts to improve the reliability of the respective networks. The Market is now fed entirely by fibre optics, with the installation of 35km of network in 2016 taking the total network to 55km.


It should be noted that the Market’s dealers are also investing in their facilities. In 2016, for example, 167 work applications were processed, representing an increase of 4.5%. These efforts on the part of operators reflect the five-year investment plan outlined by SEMMARIS in 2015, which inspired various studies that were performed in 2016 to set several projects in motion. As a result, SEMMARIS’s investment budget has been announced at 66 million euros in 2017, notably including the launch of the new pork pavilion (a budget of over 20 million), the extension of F4A in cooperation with renowned architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte and the construction of a 6,100m2 building for the Stef group costing nearly 10 million euros.



Grands Projets 5

Six charging stations and a service station supplying eco-friendly natural gas have been installed in the meat sector within the framework of the Rungis Green Business programme as part of a partnership between SEMMARIS and Engie, which will begin operating the facilities in 2017. Engie has also won the bid to supply the Market’s electricity, with another service provider having been selected for the warehouse area. The site’s 34GWh consumption is now guaranteed by a 100% green energy certificate.